Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (67-83) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (87-64), 4-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

Luis Perdomo (8-10, 4.57) gave up two runs on four hits and six walks while striking out two in five and a third innings. Chris Herrmann scored on David Peralta‘s single and a single by J.D. Martinez drove in Ketel Marte in the third inning.

Patrick Corbin (14-13, 4.14) allowed four runs in five innings on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run home run in the first inning. Austin Hedges hit a solo home run in the second inning.

Travis Wood (3-6, 6.80) takes the mound tonight against Zack Godley (8-7, 3.00) with first pitch set for 7:10pm PDT.
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In the spirit of not picking anything in the “B” range, I’m going with an A-.

I know, I know, maybe that’s aggressive, but I’ve been inching closer and closer to the front of the A.J. Preller bandwagon since the pains of 2015 have worn away. There are dings, of course—Yasmani Grandal-for-Matt Kemp was always terrible, the Wil MyersTrea Turner trade didn’t look good then or now, and last year’s medical records snafu wasn’t a good look.

The positive marks are overflowing, however, and you can spot most of them somewhere at a Padres minor-league affiliate. MacKenzie Gore, for instance, looks like a steal, even though he was the third pick in this year’s draft. Fernando Tatis Jr. looks like a legit candidate for baseball’s best prospect come next season, perhaps flanked by the aforementioned Gore. And there are intriguing players littered throughout the system, many of whom were acquired to little or no fanfare, like Michel Baez, Hansel Rodriguez, Pedro Avila, and on and on.

Sometimes it seems really easy to build a good farm system—after all, a team like the Chicago White Sox built a super system in the blink of an eye. But the Padres haven’t had many Chris Sales or Jose Quintanas sitting around to deal, so it’s something of an accomplishment that they went from a middling system to a top one in a year or two. Players like Tatis and Esteury Ruiz were plucked in lopsided trades; Gore was a savvy (if obvious) draft pick; Baez, a 6-foot-8 flamethrower, was somehow snagged for a cool $3 million last winter.

In short, Preller & Co. have been great at finding good young talent. That alone is an exciting development, and we haven’t even touched on the solid work they’ve done scraping the bargain bin for big-league contributors (Drew Pomeranz, Trevor Cahill, Brad Hand, Jose Pirela, etc). They still have to prove they can put a winner together, but we’ll find out about that soon enough. I’m a big fan.

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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (54-66) scored more runs than the Philadelphia Phillies (43-75), 3-0, at Petco Park yesterday to complete a three-game sweep.

Clayton Richard (6-12, 4.84) pitched a shutout on three hits and a walk with six strikeouts in a complete game. No one from the Phillies got farther than second base.

Nick Pivetta (4-8, 6.25) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out eleven over five innings. Wil Myers singled Carlos Asuaje in, stole second base, then stole third base, and came home on a double steal with Austin Hedges in the fourth inning. In the sixth inning, Hunter Renfroe doubled to drive in Cory Spangenberg.

The Washington Nationals (71-47) head to Petco Park for four games beginning tonight at 7:10pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 4.06) starts tonight against Edwin Jackson (3-2, 3.86).
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (51-65) scored fewer runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (82-34), 6-3, last night at Dodger Stadium.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 4.06) gave up one run on four hits and four walks while striking out three in five innings. Chris Taylor scored on a Justin Turner sacrifice fly in the first inning. Corey Seager‘s bases-loaded single in the sixth inning scored Yasmani Grandal, Chase Utley, and Yasiel Puig. Cody Bellinger hit a solo home run to lead off the seventh inning. Taylor hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-6, 3.63) allowed three runs in five innings on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Jose Pirela scored on a double by Hunter Renfroe in the third inning. Chacin singled in the fourth inning to drive in Yangervis Solarte. Wil Myers hit a solo home run in the fifth inning.

Luis Perdomo (6-6, 4.81) starts this afternoon’s series finale against Kenta Maeda (10-4, 3.69). First pitch is set for 1:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (51-64) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (81-34) last night, 4-3, in the first of three games at Dodger Stadium.

Clayton Richard (5-12, 5.14) allowed three runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out five in six innings. In the first inning, Justin Turner scored on a Cody Bellinger single but Bellinger was thrown out trying to take second base. Bellinger had another RBI single in the third inning to drive in Chris Taylor. Bellinger scored in the fifth inning on a double by Austin Barnes.

Rich Hill (8-4, 3.44) gave up two runs in six innings on five hits and three walks with nine strikeouts. Manuel Margot hit a solo home run and Carlos Asuaje scored on Cory Spangenberg‘s single in the third inning. Margot hit another solo home run in seventh inning. Jose Pirela led off the eighth inning with a home run.

Hill was grazed in the neck by a pitch while attempting a bunt in the fourth inning, but stayed in the game.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-8, 4.15) gets the start in tonight’s second game of the series against Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-6, 3.53) with first pitch set for 6:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (49-61) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (54-57) in twelve innings yesterday at PNC Park, 5-4.

Clayton Richard (5-12, 5.17) allowed four runs — all unearned — in six innings on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts. In the third inning, Andrew McCutchen singled to score Chris Stewart and Jose Osuna hit a bases-loaded double to drive in Starling Marte, McCutchen, and David Freese. Sean Rodriguez led off the twelfth inning with a game-winning home run off Buddy Baumann.

Jameson Taillon (6-5, 4.60) gave up two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out eight in six and a third innings. Cory Spangenberg singled to drive in Manuel Margot and, after a single by Wil Myers, Taillon threw a wild pitch to Hunter Renfroe that brought Spangenberg home in the first inning. Margot hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to drive in Renfroe and Matt Szczur.

The Padres begin a four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds (45-66) at Great American Ballpark tonight at 4:10pm PDT. Jhoulys Chacin (11-7, 3.99) starts the first game against Tim Adleman (5-9, 5.42).
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (48-58) scored more runs than the Minnesota Twins (50-54) last night, 3-0, in the first of two games at Petco Park.

Jhoulys Chacin (11-7, 3.99) shutout the Twins over seven innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out three.

Jose Berrios (9-5, 3.57) gave up one run in seven innings — not allowing a hit for the first five innings — on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts. In the sixth inning, Hunter Renfroe led off with an infield single, took third base on Austin Hedges double, and scored on Manuel Margot‘s sacrifice fly (which became a double play after Hedges was tagged out trying to get to third base). Hedges hit a two-run home run in the eight inning.

This afternoon’s series finale pits Luis Perdomo (5-5, 4.76) against Ervin Santana (11-7, 3.37) beginning at 12:40pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (47-57) scored more runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (50-54) last night at Petco Park, 4-2.

Dinelson Lamet (5-4, 5.62) allowed two runs on two hits and two walks in six-plus innings while striking out seven. Andrew McCutchen scored on a single by David Freese and Josh Bell scored on a double-play groundout by Francisco Cervelli in the seventh inning.

Ivan Nova (10-8, 3.75) gave up four runs in five innings on eight hits and no walks with six strikeouts. In the first inning, Jose Pirela tripled to drive in Manuel Margot and then scored on Hector Sanchez‘ double. Hunter Renfroe‘s double in the fourth inning drove in Cory Spangenberg. Margot led off the fifth inning with a home run.

This afternoon’s series finale has Clayton Richard (5-11, 5.37) starting versus Gerrit Cole (8-7, 4.12) beginning at 1:40pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (44-57) scored more runs than the New York Mets (47-52) last night at Petco Park, 6-3.

Jhoulys Chacin (10-7, 4.22) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks in five and a third innings with five strikeouts. Jose Reyes drove in Jay Bruce with a single in the second inning. In the sixth inning, Reyes drew a bases loaded walk to score Asdrubal Cabrera. Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Steven Matz (2-4, 5.51) gave up six runs in three innings on nine hits and no walks while striking out four. Manuel Margot hit a two-run home run in the first inning. Margot scored again in the third inning on Wil Myers‘ double and Myers, Hunter Renfroe, and Cory Spangenberg scored on a bases loaded triple by Luis Torrens.

Luis Perdomo (4-5, 4.71) starts tonight’s series finale against Chris Flexen in his Major League debut. First pitch is set for 6:10pm PDT.
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Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking.

The Padres (43-57) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (47-51), 6-5, last night at Petco Park.

Kyle Lloyd (0-0, 9.00) made his Major League debut, giving up four runs in four-plus innings on six hits and two walk with two strikeouts. Yoenis Cespedes hit a solo home run in the first inning. Jay Bruce scored on a Travis d’Arnaud single in the fourth inning. Asdrubal Cabrera drove in Curtis Granderson with a double in the fifth inning and scored on Cespedes double. In the seventh inning, Cespedes tripled to drive in Granderson and then scored on a throwing error by Wil Myers.

Seth Lugo (4-2, 4.05) allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and no walk while striking out one in six innings. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo home run and Allen Cordoba hit a two-run home run in the second inning. Myers’ sacrifice fly in the fifth inning scored Matt Szczur. Dusty Coleman‘s first hit was an RBI double in the ninth inning to drive in Cory Spangenberg.

Jhoulys Chacin (9-7, 4.26) gets moved back a day and starts tonight against Steven Matz (2-3, 4.67) beginning at 7:10pm PDT.
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